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Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (2016)

Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (original title)
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A group of young people in Québec resolve to form a revolutionary cell together in the aftermath of student protests.


Mathieu Denis (co-writer), Simon Lavoie (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Charlotte Aubin ... Giutizia
Laurent Bélanger Laurent Bélanger ... Tumulto
Emmanuelle Lussier Martinez ... Ordine Nuovo
Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay ... Klas Batalo (as Gabrielle Tremblay)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Léa Aubin Léa Aubin ... Étudiante #3
Joseph Bellerose ... Père de Tumulto
Louis-Philippe Berthiaume Louis-Philippe Berthiaume ... Frère de Giutuzia
Marc-André Brunet Marc-André Brunet ... Président de L'assemblée
Myreille Bédard Myreille Bédard ... Francine Gagnon
Youssef Camara Youssef Camara ... Firefighter
Sylvain Castonguay Sylvain Castonguay ... Lieutenant Juneau
Sarah Chouinard-Poirier Sarah Chouinard-Poirier ... étudiante #2
Saskya Eikeness Saskya Eikeness ... Transexuelle #2
Solo Fugère ... Étudiant #1
Gabrielle Gilbert Gabrielle Gilbert ... Transexuelle #1


Klas Batalo, Giutizia, Ordine Nuovo and Tumulto are four Quebecers in their twenties who reject the world they live in. Incensed with the apathy of society following the excitement surrounding the events of the 'Maple Spring', the quartet engage in actions that are increasingly flirting with terrorism.

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Simply amazing!
8 October 2016 | by landry22See all my reviews

Got the chance to screen at the FNC in Montreal. It's far from being a perfect movie but it's got enough meat for me to chew on for a while! It's a manifesto. It's an homage. It's a scrapbook of all the revolutionary movements that ever existed.

Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie concocted a curious cinematographic essay, that takes four participants of the Printemps Erable movement of 2012 ans tries to see where they could be a few years later. It's not quite political fiction but it is fiction and it is political. It is also very poetic and at times theatrical. It also mixes actual footage from the 2012 events, and other real interviews, with their fictive character portrait. They quote Godard "La Chinoise" as an influence, but watching it I also thought of Michel Brault's "Les Ordres" maybe because of the nationalist theme. The result is simply amazing. Bravo!

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Release Date:

3 February 2017 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Who Make Revolutions Half Way Only Dig Their Own Graves See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Art & Essai See more »
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2.35 : 1
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